MUSHONS 4007 - Honours Music Research Methodology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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The primary purpose of the 6,000 word research paper is to provide preparation for postgraduate studies by research, whether in Composition, Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Performance and Pedagogy, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Popular Music or Sonic Arts. Preparation of the research paper will be carried out under the supervision of the Honours Research Methodology Coordinator. Students are required to identify, articulate and investigate a research question relevant to one of the chosen specialisations listed above. There will be 12 research seminars in semester 1 in order to prepare students for this project. Students will be required to keep a weekly journal (2000 words weighted at 15%) documenting class discussion and including individual commentary. Students will be required to make class presentations on a regular basis as they prepare and construct the 6000 word research paper itself (weighted at 85%). Full-time and part-time students must undertake Honours Music Research Methodology as an unbroken sequence.

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    Course Details
    Course Code MUSHONS 4007
    Course Honours Music Research Methodology
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Successful completion of the B.Mus or a demonstrated equivalent or other relevant undergraduate degree
    Assumed Knowledge Commensurate with a strong result in the completion of level 3 of the degree of B.Mus or demonstrated equivalent (as appropriate)
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music (Honours) students only
    Course Description The primary purpose of the 6,000 word research paper is to provide preparation for postgraduate studies by research, whether in Composition, Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Performance and Pedagogy, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Popular Music or Sonic Arts. Preparation of the research paper will be carried out under the supervision of the Honours Research Methodology Coordinator. Students are required to identify, articulate and investigate a research question relevant to one of the chosen specialisations listed above. There will be 12 research seminars in semester 1 in order to prepare students for this project. Students will be required to keep a weekly journal (2000 words weighted at 15%) documenting class discussion and including individual commentary. Students will be required to make class presentations on a regular basis as they prepare and construct the 6000 word research paper itself (weighted at 85%). Full-time and part-time students must undertake Honours Music Research Methodology as an unbroken sequence.
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    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kimi Coaldrake

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    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
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    RP   Result Pending

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